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BY GERRY TOOMEY | April 06 2010

Researchers are assaying the genes of a huge sample of Quebeckers in a bold step to advance medical science.

BY TIM JOHNSON | April 06 2010

Advocates for a revived officer training program at Canadian universities say it would prepare the next generation of leaders and bridge the gap between civilian and military society.


Improved codes of conduct and better education about what constitutes sexual harassment are having a positive impact on campuses.

BY DEBBY WALDMAN | March 08 2010

More scholars are choosing the online route for at least some of their conference commitments.

BY DEBBY WALDMAN | March 08 2010

Tips for setting up your online conference.


University community as partners.

BY CHRISTINA CHANT | March 08 2010

Canadians have woken up to the vast potential of the Arctic, but researchers wonder what it will take to push attitudes to our northern latitudes beyond platitudes.

BY DEBBY WALDMAN | March 08 2010

Every year, there are new options for remote conferences, largely due to advances in software.

BY DIANA SWIFT | February 08 2010

Researchers are learning more about mechanisms within the brain that account for the placebo effect. They hope to harness its power in the service of modern medicine.

BY PASCAL ZAMPRELLI | February 08 2010

Scholars discover the thrill of bringing research to the courtroom, and the satisfaction in teaching judges how to use it.

BY UA/AU | February 08 2010

In this excerpt from his new book, Anthony Stewart explains why professors from visible minorities can’t help but experience a different, and often less inclusive, world of academe.

BY CHRISTINA CHANT | January 11 2010

We’ve pulled together advice from tech-savvy professors to give you the resources you need to start incorporating social media into your teaching.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 11 2010

Why universities need to prepare doctoral students for careers outside academe

BY MOIRA FARR | January 11 2010

It’s possible to find a course or two in men’s studies on Canadian campuses. But is the subject ready for lift-off?

BY TIM JOHNSON | December 07 2009

With devices like the Kindle now available in Canada, e-textbooks are poised to push out traditional paper books – or are they?

BY STEPHEN STRAUSS | December 07 2009

Toronto’s Baher Abdulhai leads the way in helping cities clear up traffic congestion

BY MARK CARDWELL | November 09 2009

The university has built a powerhouse football program that is the envy of interuniversity sport throughout Canada. Here’s how


Philosophy grads from Canadian universities are at a disadvantage in landing tenure-track jobs

BY ALAN MACEACHERN | October 05 2009

Historian Alan MacEachern takes us back to the momentous events a half-century ago that shaped the university system we have today – and the magazine that chronicled those events. My favourite quotation on teaching in Canada comes from Rev. Patrick Bell, writing in 1833 for the folks back home in Scotland about his life as […]

BY DANIEL DROLET | October 05 2009

Alumni from each decade of University Affairs’ existence remember their on-campus adventures